Procurement Assistant, Full-time – Permanent

Campus Living Villages

What’s on offer?

These include but are not limited to:

  • Permanent Position
  • Annual Salary: up to £25,000
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 25 days Annual Leave
  • 8 Public Holidays
  • Birthday Day Off
  • Bike2Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Bupa Cash Plan Membership
  • Group Life Assurance
  • 2 x Paid Volunteering days per year
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme 


Who are we?
Campus Living Villages is a global provider of student accommodation across four regions (Australia, New Zealand, USA and UK). We are committed to creating tailored student communities that suit the unique culture of each campus and Universities we work with.


Who are we looking for?


We are looking for an outgoing and organised individual to manage the administrative tasks of our Procurement function and support the wider business in sourcing goods and suppliers from existing framework agreements. With a keen eye on detail, you have the ability to build rapport quickly across a broad range of stakeholders and the tenacity and energy to work in a fast paced environment.


You enjoy the routine of processing information, responding to emails, maintaining databases and dealing with other regular administrative tasks, at all times managing your own workload and escalating issues when required. To assist the Head of Procurement in the delivery of commercial tenders, you are able to deal with complex spreadsheets, understand how to process data and interpret information. You will be eager to learn and develop to take on the management of small commodity supply contracts, demonstrating your ability to identify and follow through actions across internal and external stakeholders through your strong communication skills. Assertive and always professional, you enjoy creating strong relationships built on trust, honesty and your ability to deliver on your promises.


This role may suit a graduate of Finance or Business Studies who has already gained experience in Administrative Financial Functions during their work Experience, as well as those already experienced within a Purchasing or Procurement role. For an informal chat or a copy of the job description, please contact Kerstin Taylor on


The successful candidate will need to provide details for obtaining references as part of the application process. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter summarising your relevant experience and interest in the role to


Closing date for applications: 27th March 2019

Interviews will commence from 1st April


Technical Skills

  • Superior organisational skills with the ability to independently prioritise workload (Essential)
  • Excellent written, numeracy and oral communication skills in preparing reports, presentations and analysis (Essential)
  • Able to build rapport and communicate clearly operational requirements to a broad range of stakeholder groups (Essential)
  • Demonstrating high ethical standards, integrity and commitment to all business and commercial dealings (Essential)
  • Energetic, and outgoing with a desire to achieve outstanding results in a team environment and ensure the highest standard of outcomes (Desirable)


Qualifications and Experience:

  • CIPS Procurement qualification or working towards the qualification (Desirable)
  • Undergraduate qualification in finance or business management, supply chain management or similar discipline (Essential)
  • Demonstrable experience in working in a commercial, fast paced environment (Essential)
  • Experience in a procurement/purchasing role or graduating from a related course (Essential)



Our Core Values

Our goal is to CREATE a culture that we all enjoy working in by following the below values. We expect all our employees to demonstrate the values listed below on a daily basis:


Community: Be part of the ONE team and pursue the team goal.

Respect: Be tolerant and accepting of colleagues and customers and do not manipulate, demean or mistreat people.

Equality: Endeavour to treat everyone the same, regardless of their role.

Accountability: Work hard, work smart and do not blame others.

Trust: Be forthright, candid and deliver on your promises.

Enthusiasm: Be passionate in what you do and give 100%.


In addition to the Core Values listed above, Campus Living Villages expects a high level of professional behaviour in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

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